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John Kirby

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Big California Juniper
« on: February 17, 2015, 08:30 PM »
This is a 40" or so California Juniper that I have out at Boon's in California. It is about 40-42"tall. It was acquired from Mas Ishii for the 2005 Visit by Shinji Suzuki and Isao Omachi. The tree was styled and then raffled. It became weak and found its way through Johnny Uchida to Boon. It was restyled ladt year by Daisaku Nomoto and placed in to a hexagonal chinese pot. Repotted it this weekend in to this Japanese pot and willberestyyled over the next few months for submission for consideration for the Artisans cup. More to follow.
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2015, 02:18 AM »
I love the deadwood on that tree John.

Will be watching this thread in anticipation.
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2015, 08:16 AM »
All I can think of is the Beatles song 'Twist and Shout'!
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2015, 08:22 AM »
Can't wait to see it all cleaned up.  Another monster! 
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2015, 07:00 PM »
Incredible Tree! 
 

John Kirby

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2015, 10:26 AM »
Yenling,
Was great to see you and the awesome Junipers you have collected. I owe you for the strong back and great attitude as well. Thanks!
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2015, 10:30 AM »
Wow, that would be a worthy tree for the artisans cup. Can't wait to see how the restyle looks.
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2015, 07:56 AM »
That's a big beauty.  Great trunk.  A lot of presence. 

I am interested to see it restyled and in its prepped state.  Its going to be gorgeous.  I'm also interested to see how they handle those poodle tail drop branches
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2015, 08:09 PM »
They? Sorry just me. we'll see how it does.
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2015, 11:08 AM »
They? Sorry just me. we'll see how it does.

Oh, I thought you meant you and others who have had hands on it in the past.  I misunderstood. 
Its going to look great, I'm sure.
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2015, 11:14 PM »
Ok, here it is in lets get pictures taken to prequel it for submission.

Big tree, removed one large branch on viewers right upper quadrant. Brought the top down, re-guy wired, cleaned, pinched and ready to go. A couplenof rweaking trips, it will be ready to go.
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2015, 04:12 AM »
Stunning John.

Definite Winner you have there.
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2015, 11:14 PM »
Very nice! Look forward to seeing it in person is September.
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2015, 10:45 PM »
Looks great from all angels. Great job!
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2015, 09:11 AM »
Cleaned, primped abd mossed. Heading to Portland for the Artisan's cup. Thanks Alexi for help with the cleaning and primping, and to Jonas Duouich for loading and Hauling to Portland.
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